Founders Factory is unlike anywhere else. Our studio is a fast track for talented people to become founders. We create entirely new products from scratch, leverage data, distribution and IP from our partners, then build founding teams that can spin out into fully fledged businesses.
👟 Our Culture
Working with us is very different from other companies. It's not just a job – instead, a pursuit that we live and breathe every single day. We are resilient business builders, incredibly passionate and thrive in uncertainty. We want to obtain a deeper understanding of the conditions that lead to successful innovation. We hope to show there is a better way to build tech startups and take on the issues of why most startups fail. We are creating something meaningful and get paid to learn at an incredible pace.
About The Role
As our Talent Investor, you will primarily work within our venture studio finding exceptional founders. You will work closely with our ventures from concept to execution, having a distinct influence on the founder acquisition journey. You will then work very closely with the founders you bring in the studio to help find them a founding team, enabling each studio business to go further, faster. You have the opportunity to implement your own ways of working, launch & iterate on model tests, strategize and roll out solutions that help us source and onboard founders at pace, at scale and with maximum retention. If you’re passionate about what makes an exceptional “founder market fit” for a range of business models, verticals and visions, you might not want to miss this opportunity.
At your core, you care about people & subscribe to ‘solving problems through entrepreneurship’. You are a savvy operator that understands how tech companies are built through the right people, at the right time.
You're a rapid learner, a scrappy grinder, and a thoughtful communicator who is not afraid to fail or make mistakes.
You already know where startup leaders hang out, have given thought to how you might assess excellence. You chat up people in just about every context, but with a genuine desire to know them. You’re naturally drawn to network with, and add value to extraordinary people.
Your background is most likely varied, perhaps you’ve not taken a traditional career path; perhaps you've recently graduated and love the sound of getting into VC, but one thing is for sure : you’ve always valued an environment in which you can learn from as opposed to climb the ladder in, and you’ve always cared about adding value in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Must have requirements to succeed in the role (no exceptions, sorry!)
At least 3 years hiring experience (from exec search, agency, VC or hiring your own team)
Experience in a startup environment (bonus if you have founded /co founded your own startup)
Deep domain experience hiring for product, tech, growth and commercial roles
What your day to day is likely to look like:Sourcing capabilities: relentless focus on building an exceptional top of the funnel pool for each of the studio projects you work on. Not afraid to source new talent in the most unexpected places. Effective assessments: ability to intimately understand entrepreneurs and founders. You will speak the same language and identify candidates who have the right motivations and risk appetite for building a specific start within our incubator Talent pooling: building a sophisticated tagging methodology to map talent archetypes across our six industry sectors in order to align relevant talent with businesses effectively and seamlessly. Powerful candidate experience: provide an efficient and high-touch experience for every entrepreneur from application stage to offer, including continuous feedback for the candidate, references to understand the biggest risks, complex salary negotiations, equity distribution for the entrepreneur and his/her cofounders Representing our brand: you will spend a significant amount of time out in the market meeting prospective entrepreneurs and constantly pushing outwards. You will always have your finger on the pulse of the market in Berlin and build your own network of exceptional talent
What's in it for you:Remuneration: Up to 45,000 annual salary plus shares in the entire Founders Factory portfolio! Remote working Opportunities: Up to 5 weeks working abroad allowance each year Autonomy: Freedom to execute and build businesses, not just products. We encourage risk taking here. Health and Wellness: Comprehensive health insurance, quarterly mental health days Growth: Work with and meet exceptional talent. Learn faster than you ever have before. Access our large network of investors and customers. Perks: Monthly team events, discounts across our entire portfolio
What we’ll be assessing on:
We are guided by a set of core values that shape the way that we think and act. We hold ourselves accountable to these, and measure ourselves against them. We are looking for candidates that share these principles and can help Founders Factory to thrive;
- Think big, act small, move fast
- Value momentum over perfection
- Embrace uncertainty and remain decisive
- Suggest solutions, not problems
- Prioritize diversity to strengthen our collective intelligence
- Be polite, generous and show empathy to others, always